The nuclear deal with world powers would have allowed Iran to replace its aging commercial fleet.
US officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the drills appeared created to send a message to Washington, which is intensifying its economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran but so far stopping short of using the USA military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies.
The United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Russian Federation - the other signatories to the JCPOA - have criticized America's decision to quit the deal.
United States officials are now travelling the world in a dramatic effort to stop other countries from buying Iranian oil.
Federal Judge Reaffirms Ruling That the Trump Administration Must Resume DACA
Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco is reviewing one such ruling after having heard oral arguments in May. If it doesn't, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must be reinstated, the judge said.
Trump's policies are already putting significant pressure on the Iranian economy, although US intelligence suggests they may ultimately rally Iranians against the United States and strengthen Iran's hardline rulers, officials say.
Iranian authorities have barely mentioned days of protests in the major cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad and Tehran, driven by concerns over water, the economy and wider anger at the political system.
Iran will not sit down for negotiations under pressures, in particular with U.S. President Donald Trump who "has breached obligations", Iran's Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi said Saturday. "That's the behavioural change that we're looking for from the Iranian regime", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Metro TV in Jakarta. "This action of Trump is meant to make up for the lost credibility of the USA and seeks to say that Iran is unwilling to hold talks", the lawmaker opined.
Ben Stokes traps Virat Kohli as England beat India by 31 runs
Rashid repaid his fellow Yorkshireman Root's faith to dismiss Sharma with the leg before decision confirmed on review. The India captain made a masterful 149 in the first innings as he completed a maiden Test century on English soil.
Tehran has said if it can not sell its oil, other regional countries would not be able to do so neither, triggering speculation that Tehran may block the Strait of Hormuz, through which many worldwide oil cargoes pass.
Reuters reported last week that India's oil industry is preparing for a blanket cut in Iranian imports, although officials from the two countries continue to hold talks on the issue.
They said they remained committed to the 2015 accord and to building up economic relations with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.
The exercise could shut down of the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial Gulf passage for shipments of numerous commodities.
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Individual rights, Netanyahu said, are anchored in numerous Jewish state's (existing) laws, but not so Jewish national rights. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to stop the protest by holding talks with Druze leaders but failed.
Increased US hostility has also driven a run on Iran's currency, which has lost around two-thirds of its value in six months. He did not elaborate.